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On the Cover: A colorful collection of sedums makes a nice terrarium designed by Alapash in Chicago. Photography By Ron Capek


A New Twist on Terrariums
Exciting plant combinations and new container options bring today’s terrariums to life. By Melinda Myers

Forty Shades of Green
A garden with everything: classic formality, vegetables in the front yard and a cozy rear-yard retreat. By Carolyn Ulrich

Park it Here
It’s not just about the plants. Furniture plays a key role in creating garden beauty. By John Algozzini


Gardening Basics
12 Garden Myths

The Hands-On Gardener
Create a Succulent Picture

The Indoor Garden
African Violets

Chicagoland Natives
Natives in the Cold

Kids’ Gardening
Be an Egghead

The Garden Classroom
Plants vs. Winter

The Container Garden
Holiday Flourish

Mike Nowak


Editor's Letter

Q and A

Ask Our Experts
Miniature gardening is the rage. What enchanting miniature plants work well in a shaded area?

Regional Reports

Gardening News and Views

Calendar of Gardening Events

Special Sections

Order-Direct Gardening

Winter Greens & Activities